Keyword: education

Nursing and the arts: a recipe for creativity in care

This research was conducted by Brenda Pavill at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA

Summary

This paper outlines the various ways in which student nurses benefit from taking an art module in their training. It describes what happened as part of The Creative Project, a component within a nursing training …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Fostering creativity in young children through the arts

This research was conducted by Anna N. N. Hui, Mavis W. J. He and Shengquan Sam Ye at City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Education

Summary

This paper described the effects of a one-year artist-teacher collaboration in Hong Kong designed to increase the creativity of young …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Arts engagement has a range of benefits for young people

This research was conducted by Andrew J. Martin and five other people at the University of Sydney and the Australia Council for the Arts

Summary

This paper is about the role of arts engagement on the academic and non-academic outcomes of children and young people. It reports a large and multi-faceted …

By | 15 May 2014 |

Using talk to affect learning in museums

This research was conducted by Jennifer DeWitt and Jill Hohenstein at King's College London, UK

Summary

This paper examined the quality of children’s talk to better understand the ways in which children learn in a museum setting. The research was based upon four separate school visits to the Science …

By | 26 April 2014 |

Instilling innovation: an economic defence of arts and crafts

This research was conducted by Rex LaMore and eight others at Michigan State University, USA

Summary

This study examined the artistic experiences of many scientific and technological innovators. Arts education and training can foster one’s ability to innovate – which the authors refer to as 'creative capacity' – in an economically significant …

By | 22 April 2014 |

Education levels determine theatre attendance

This research was conducted by José María Grisolía, Ken Willis, Colin Wymer and Andrew Law at Newcastle University, UK

Summary

This paper reports a study that used box office data to compare areas in northeast England where regular theatregoers live with those with areas that have no theatre-going residents. By profiling …

By | 16 March 2014 |

Drama helps students work better in groups and solve problems

This research was conducted by James S. Catterall at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Summary

This paper describes an experiment conducted with children using drama to enhance the acquisition of a range of social skills. The results showed that students who participated in the programme had significantly increased perceptions …

By | 9 December 2013 |